UPAF Events

Lakefront Brewery UPAF Benefit

Join us to celebrate “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” while supporting UPAF at Lakefront Brewery! Enjoy an evening on the river that includes a Pirate-Led Brewery Tour, performances from UPAF Member Groups, and a cash bar with all IPA sales benefiting UPAF! Come dressed in your best pirate wear for a chance to win exciting prizes!

Tickets are $9.00 and include the brewery tour, grog sampling and post-tour pirate party. All proceeds from the tour benefit UPAF!

Thursday, September 19

1872 N. Commerce St.

Milwaukee, WI 53212

5:30p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Click here to register today!







September Performing Arts Month Season Samplers

Celebrate Performing Arts Month with UPAF throughout the month of September on Mondays at the Saint Kate! Get a sneak peek of what some of the 2019-20 performing arts season has in store. Doors at The ARC open at 5:30 p.m. with performances beginning at 6 p.m. These events are FREE and open to the public!

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel
139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee

September 16 will feature:
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven Serenade for flute, violin and viola to highlight the upcoming season’s celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday
Florentine Opera Company’s Baumgartner Studio Artists performing some of Opera’s Greatest Hits
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre performing excerpts from their upcoming productions of FIRES IN THE MIRROR and JEEVES AT SEA

September 23 will feature:
First Stage highlighting songs from the 2019-20 season
Renaissance Theaterworks performing Br!NK Br!ef GLASS SLIPPER by Molly Peterson
Milwaukee Ballet


September Performing Arts Month Season Samplers

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel

September 9 featured:
Next Act Theatre doing a reading from their first show, THE REVOLUTIONISTS
Milwaukee Repertory Theater performing numbers from WEST SIDE STORY
Skylight Music Theatre showcasing numbers from their first musical of the season, OKLAHOMA!


2019 Dancing on the Green Golf Outing, Presented by Associated Bank

Whether you are an avid golfer, a business networking golfer or just looking for a way to support a charitable cause, the Dancing on the Green golf outing is a day you don’t want to miss! Come represent your company and enjoy a day of golf, prizes and networking!

Monday, August 26

North Shore Country Club

3100 W Country Club Dr, Mequon

10 a.m. Registration

11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start

2019 UPAF Campaign Finale

Join UPAF as we celebrate another successful Campaign and announce our 2019 fundraising total. Enjoy an evening full of UPAF Member Group performances and a post-event reception with complimentary beer, wine, soda and hors’doeuvres.

Wednesday, June 12

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino – Northern Lights Theater

1721 W Canal St., Milwaukee

The 2019 UPAF Campaign Finale is generously sponsored by Potawatomi.


2019 UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite

Sunday, June 2, 2019  |  Pricing Varies by Route 

Join Bucks player and Honorary Chair Sterling Brown as we pedal for a cause at the 2019 UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite.

The UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, travels along Lake Michigan with routes ranging from Port Washington to South Milwaukee. The Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is featured as well as Lakeshore State Park, the only urban state park in Wisconsin. The 2018 Ride had 3,690 riders and more than 250 volunteers.


Cream City Comedy Festival

The Cream City Comedy Festival is Milwaukee’s Largest Independent Stand-Up Comedy Festival May 9-12.

ALL SHOWS ARE FREE TO ATTEND! At the end of each show, Cream City collects free will donations for the year’s nonprofit organization of choice. In 2019, all donations will benefit UPAF!


2019 UPAF Fundraiser Dinner at Rockwell

Saturday, March 23, 2019  |  Tickets: $10 per person  Age 5 & under, FREE!

Located in the Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley Cafeteria, Guest Dining Room and Bradley Hall

Event: 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.


”No Show Gala”  Online Auction

Wednesday, Feb. 20  – Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Support the Arts!

UPAF silent auction bidding is fun & easy—no black tie required, just your smartphone or laptop!

Online Auction
Opens: Feb. 20, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Closes: March 5, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Thank you to Graydient for their generosity with the 2019 UPAF “No Show” Gala Online Auction.


2019 UPAF Campaign Launch

Monday, March 4, 2019  |  Tickets: $10 per person 

Please join UPAF as we launch our 2019 Campaign! WISN-12 anchors Sheldon Dutes and Adrienne Pedersen will emcee the evening’s event, which will feature a special appearance by Emily Schoen, a Milwaukee-area native who is now a New York City-based dancer, choreographer, and one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch” artists.

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts – Bradley Pavilion
929 N. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202

The 2019 UPAF Campaign Launch is generously sponsored by Potawatomi.


2019 UPAF Campaign Westside Launch

Tuesday, March 5, 2019  |  No Cost to Attend

Please join UPAF as we launch our 2019 Campaign on the Westside! Local actor Andrew Varela will emcee the morning’s event with Emily Schoen, a Milwaukee-area native who is one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch” artists.

HUSCO International
2239 Pewaukee Rd., Waukesha, WI 53188

The 2019 UPAF Campaign Westside Launch is generously sponsored by Meijer.


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